English | Dzongkha Friday, March 5, 2021

Govt. well prepared with all the required experts and human resources to implement Mines and Minerals Bill 2020

If the Mines and Minerals Bill 2020 is passed, the Economic Minister said that the government is well prepared with all the required experts and human resources. The minister added that a Mine and Minerals Rules and Regulations which has half the solutions will be ready to implement within six months of enacting the Act.

MPs constituency visits reduced along with their DSA

Amid the public outcry on the social media over the slashing of the travel allowances for the civil servants, the Finance Minister, during the last Meet the Press, said this was done because of the COVID’s toll on the economy. The Minister also said that the Members of Parliament have also cut down on the duration of their constituency visits.

Is Mining Regulatory Authority an extra burden? National Council asks MoEA

To enforce the Mines and Minerals Act, the Mines and Minerals Bill of Bhutan 2020 proposes establishing a Mining Regulatory Authority. The purpose of this establishment however is questioned by some parliamentarians in the National Council, today.

All contacts of the two COVID-positive Bhutanese in Kolkata test negative for COVID-19

All 55 primary contacts of the two Bhutanese who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kolkata have tested negative on both Rapid tests and RT-PCR test. The Health Ministry is currently unsure of how the two individuals tested positive in Kolkata. However, the Ministry has requested a retest.

Green Climate Fund to continue even after Bhutan graduates from LDC

Bhutan will continue to enjoy the privileges and immunities of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) even after the graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in 2023. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering informed the House about this in response to the Member of Parliament (MP) from Bartsham_Shongphu during the National Assembly today. 

Poor condition of farm road holding back locals to venture into mass farming, Trongsa

Locals of Gagar_Kar-Zhong chiwog under Nubi Gewog in Trongsa could not take full advantage of the favourable climatic conditions for agricultural farming. This is because of the poor condition of their farm road, which is considered as a lifeline for marketing. 

Dalbari-Dagapela secondary national highway to be complete by March next year

The major works of the much-awaited Dalbari-Dagapela secondary national highway in Dagana is expected to be complete by March, next year. According to the project officials, the shortage of expatriate and remote worksites are affecting the progress. At the moment, 78 per cent of road construction works are achieved. \

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Reviving Tangsibi Tsho, Zhemgang

Local beliefs reinforced by conservation initiatives are helping revive a lake in Tali, Zhemgang. Known as Tali Tangsibi Tsho, the lake plays a significant role in all aspects of the community including its socio-economic wellbeing. And when it started to shrink gradually, the locals were concerned.

People question the standard of their GC Road, Boomdeling in Trashi Yangtse

The people of Boomdeling Gewog in Trashi Yangtse continue to question the quality of their gewog connectivity road. According to them, the project was not executed as per the standards. The blacktopping in some parts of the stretch started to wear off almost as soon as it was laid leaving the locals disgruntled. 

Difficulty in getting accommodation at the Chhubu hot spring, Punakha

Finding accommodation is becoming increasingly difficult at Chhubu hot spring under Toedwang Gewog in Punakha as the number of visitors keeps increasing. At the moment, there are only two semi-concrete guesthouses at the site and they remain packed almost every day. The hot spring is among the most visited sites in the district with people coming from all over the country to take a dip.  

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